BTEC Extended Certificate Travel & Tourism

Level 3
Assessment: Assessment is through coursework portfolios, a combination of written and practical research.
Exam Board: PEARSON


The Travel and Tourism sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the amount of travel undertaken by individuals for both leisure and business purposes continuing to increase. An expansion in the short-break market has led to a growth of regional airports in the UK and across Europe and a rise in the number of new hospitality enterprises including health spas and boutique hotels. This rapid expansion has led to huge demand for a more flexibly skilled workforce. Travel and Tourism is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to work in the sector. Students will study units,which are based around investigating the travel and tourism sector in the UK and abroad.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 4
Two Years
Students are encouraged to purchase a coursework book costing approximately £20. There may be small additional costs related to optional visits and trips.
Travel and Tourism provides a progression route in to higher education or employment. At university there are degrees in International Tourism Management, Events Management, Travel and Tourism with Events, Tourism and Business Management. Career opportunities include working with tourist boards, event management companies, visitor attractions, travel agents, airlines, airports, tour operators in the UK and overseas, hotels, holiday centres and related areas such as Marketing or Human Resources.
Courses that link particularly well with this course are those offered in the Business department.

Peter Stokes

Peter Stokes - Teacher of Travel & Tourism

What are your qualifications? BA (Hons) University of Newcastle upon Tyne in History. PGCE in Teaching – Nottingham Trent

Teaching experience? Experienced teacher (since 1993) of Vocational Travel & Tourism in all its’ guises

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

Examiner for AQA Travel & Tourism, Course Leader Business Studies, Associate Lecturer Stafford University, OSCA Sport and OSCA Travel & Tourism 2015